Shraddha Bhatawadekar is a recipient of Alexander von Humboldt German Chancellor Fellowship and currently affiliated with Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus- Senftenberg. Passionate about heritage education, her work is primarily dedicated to exploring various approaches and methods in increasing peoples’ awareness and engagement in the task of heritage conservation. An Archaeologist by training, Shraddha has worked in the field of heritage management and conservation in India for over 6 years and has been involved in numerous projects such as site management plans, conservation reports, visitor management plans, nomination dossiers for World Heritage Sites, etc. She has also been organising and conducting heritage walks and activities in Mumbai for schools, colleges, citizens and tourists for over a decade. These initiatives are aimed at engendering interest and appreciation of heritage among people, thereby promoting participation for its preservation. As a Fulbrighter, Shraddha advocates developing intercultural dialogue, exchange and collaboration for ensuring heritage sustainability.